Buddhism is a practical philosophy for self-improvement & developing greater happiness. It is also fun. This site details some the many enjoyable activities of practicing Buddhists.

teachings

  • A better way of thinking moon Being full, round, complete and shining in the dark, the full moon is a symbol of enlightenment Human imagination, creativity, concentration and intelligence are powerful tools that may of us are afraid to take out of the box. Almost as bad is applying these tools to useless or self-destructive tasks. Over 3,000 years of Buddhist tradition has developed practices that help people use their mind in the most beneficial way, to make themselves happier. It turns out that this helps everyone else as well.
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  •   Five Facts about Buddhism Monk contemplates the Autumn foliage Buddhism is a way of life that encompasses the detailed study of psychology, philosophy, logic and meditation. Importantly Buddhism only concerns itself with the aspects of these subjects that benefit people. For example, comparing Buddhist learning to a secular learning would be like comparing chemistry to medicine. Medicine, it could be said, is the study of chemistry that can benefit people. Buddhism encourages you to find deep, abiding happiness by the shortest possible route. There is no benefit in penance or 'paying your dues'. The Buddha and the proceeding 3,000 years of teachers have developed many shortcuts, called 'expedient means', to help us quickly improve ourselves. Buddhism is not based on faith in a text, but a logical testing of ideas. We don't believe in an idea because a book says that the Buddha said it. We listen to the
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  • Five Myths about Buddhism Daruma's Zen Temple Vegetable garden at the 1,400 year old temple of Zen Master Daruma - Shaolin, China In 20 years of being Buddhist and five years teaching, these are the five most common misconceptions people I met had of Buddhism. 1 All Buddhists must be vegetarian Although it is considered a beneficial practice, vegetarianism is not required of Buddhists. Vegetarian diet is practiced by most monks and many lay people. Buddhists shouldn’t kill or select an animal to be killed. In a modern western society, the practical outcome of this is that we shouldn’t fish choose a lobster at a restaurant. It’s not a big restriction really. We should also consider the animal gratefully if you do eat meat. 2 The Dalia Lama is the leader of all Buddhists His Holiness, the Dalia Lama is the leader of one of the major Tibetan Buddhist schools. Traditionally,
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  • Five Facts about Buddhism Monk contemplates the Autumn foliage Buddhism is a way of life that encompasses the detailed study of psychology, philosophy, logic and meditation. Importantly Buddhism only concerns itself with the aspects of these subjects that benefit people. For example, comparing Buddhist learning to a secular learning would be like comparing chemistry to medicine. Medicine, it could be said, is the study of chemistry that can benefit people. Buddhism encourages you to find deep, abiding happiness by the shortest possible route. There is no benefit in penance or 'paying your dues'. The Buddha and the proceeding 3,000 years of teachers have developed many shortcuts, called 'expedient means', to help us quickly improve ourselves. Buddhism is not based on faith in a text, but a logical testing of ideas. We don't believe in an idea because a book says that the Buddha said it. We listen to the texts
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